The season of summer blockbusters arrived this month, as Marvel’s Avenger’s Infinity War kicked in the door by making more than $1.5 billion at the box office in less than a month. These days, thanks to social media, blockbusters like Infinity War are cultural phenomena, and missing out on them means a whole lot more than losing out on the big screen spectacle – memes, references, and who knows what else that get generated afterwards. This summer in particular is looking packed at Goodrich Quality Theaters Portage 16 IMAX+GDX.
From superhero sequels and Star Wars, to sci-fi thrillers and horror, a ton of variety is slated for his year at the box office. With many of them massively hyped, now is a good time to experience Portage 16’s 4-story tall IMAX screen, or even their D-DOX screenings that feature motion technology, movingyour seat in time with the film.
Here are 10 movies looking to impress this summer.
Avengers: Infinity War - April 27 in IMAX and 3D
Infinity War has already been out for a few weeks, but it has generated so much discussion that it will be sticking around for a while. This is the culmination of a decade’s worth of films from 2008’s Iron Man, to this year’s Black Panther. About 30 different heroes are in this movie, some of whom have had entire trilogies leading to this one. For all its super-powered action, comedy, and visuals, Infinity War is worth seeing for the sheer ambition on display.
Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6 in IMAX and 3D
Ant-Man is a bit of an unlikely success story. Despite an impressive comic-book legacy and the backing of Marvel’s branding, selling audiences on a hero whose power is being able to shrink to the size of an ant seemed difficult compared to marketing literal gods like Thor, or pop-culture icons like Captain America. Marvel Studios proved doubters wrong with a funny, playful story about an everyman hero who still provided moments of wonder through creative use of Ant-Man’s powers. In this sequel, Evangeline Lilly joins the cast as the Wasp.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – June 7 in IMAX and 3D
A sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom finally takes the dinosaurs off of the theme park island they are typically confined to as they are threatened by a volcanic eruption. Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, Fallen Kingdom looks to cultural legacy created back in 1993 by the original Jurassic Park.
Incredibles 2 – June 14 in IMAX and 3D
The third and (kind of) last superhero film on this list comes from Pixar, known for creating the franchises that decorate kid’s lunch boxes, bed sheets, backpacks and clothes. Nearly 15 years after the original Incredibles, this sequel features its superhero family fighting a new villain while trying to raise a baby with powers even more incredible than their own.
Mission: Impossible - Fallout – July 27 in IMAX and 3D
Even though Tom Cruise is 55-years old, he is probably still the best in the world at running intensely, climbing things, and generally getting knocked all over the place on film. Fallout is the sixth Mission: Impossible, a series that has only gotten better with each installment. This iteration adds Henry Cavill to the cast, known largely for his portrayal of Superman in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Justice League. Fallout is sure to feature some of the most stunning action set-pieces in cinema. This is definitely one to see on as big a screen as possible.
Solo: A Star Wars Story – May 25 in IMAX and 3D
Solo looks to tell the origin story of legendary Star Wars character Han Solo, and his massive, furry co-pilot Chewbacca. Alden Ehrenreich accepts the difficult task of following Harrison Ford’s portrayal of the eponymous character, and early reviews are saying that he’s done a solid job settling in.
Deadpool 2 – May 18 in IMAX
All right, technically Deadpool is a superhero. He’s also kind of a wise-cracking jerk, but that’s what people love about him. Ryan Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, in a hard-R superhero(ish) sequel to the 2016 breakout hit, where he takes on Josh Brolin as Cable, a sort of mutant-cyborg assassin from the future.
Ocean’s 8 - June 8
A heist comedy spin-off of the Ocean’s Trilogy, Ocean’s 8’s star-studded cast features Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, and more. Bullock leads as Debbie Ocean, a professional robber aiming to steal a $150 million necklace during the annual Met Gala. Quality heist comedies look to make a comeback if this film meets its pedigree and matches the quality of last year’s Logan Lucky.
Replicas – August 17
This sci-fi thriller is flying a bit under the radar, but stars Keanu Reeves as a biologist looking to bring his family back to life after a fatal car accident. Reeves is riding a wave of success thanks to the popular John Wick action thriller series. If he can carry some of that energy into Replicas, the smart premise should lead to quite a film.
Christopher Robin – August 3
Few characters can lay claim to as many brightened childhoods as Winnie-the-Pooh. Christopher Robin features Ewan McGregor as the eponymous character, once a little boy who was one of Pooh’s best friends, Christopher grew up and lost all sense of imagination, so Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and the rest of the gang from the Hundred Acre Wood suddenly re-enter Christopher’s life and help him rediscover it.
All of these films, and many more will play out on the screens at Portage 16 IMAX+GDX this summer, so don’t miss out! Learn more about the theatre, find showtimes, and more at https://www.goodrichqualitytheaters.com/indiana/portage-16-imax-gdx.